Dr. Poonam Somai, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 40
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Dr. Poonam Somai, MD
Dr. Poonam Somai, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. She is 40 years old. Dr. Somai is affiliated with Saint Thomas West Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

4230 Harding Pike Ste 400

Nashville, TN 37205

Contact Information

(615) 297-2700

Dr. Poonam Somai, MD

Dr. Poonam Somai, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Somai's Experience

Dr. Somai's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Rheumatology
  • Board certified in Rheumatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


Read More


  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


Education data for Dr. Somai is unavailable at this time.

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Somai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Somai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Somai to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Somai's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Gallatin, TN |
I must say, I have never been treated so badly by a so called professional. Refused to show me my X-rays or even discuss " don't have time" also received a call from her office telling me I have an horrible illness just like telling someone they have a cold. This Dr. is arrogant, disrespectful and really couldn't care less about her patients. Over booked all the time. All she cares about is money not her patients. Do not go to this woman. She's a disgrace to her profession!
in Gallatin, TN |
Dr. Somai's nurse at the St. Thomas location is very rude. When I asked to change locations, I said, "it is hard to come to this location," the nurse said,"well there's the door." She did not let me even finish asking if I could get an appointment at the Gallatin location. I was at the office for over three hours. Dr. Somai was very rushed once I finally got in the office.
Mount Juliet, TN |
She listened to all of my concerns and treated me like a human being. Because of her, I'm finally being treated with the appropriate medications. I feel I can be open and honest with her. She's highly recommended by people on social media, so I've no idea why her scores are so low on here. Yes, the wait is a bit long sometimes.....but it's worth it. If you are someone who feels like they are getting thrown from one doctor to another, try Dr. Somai.
She would not listen to my wife about her allergic reactions to the medicene, treated her with discust.wrecked her stomach. I wouldn't recommend her to my worst enemy
Dr Somai has always been accessible, available and easy to schedule an appointment. The staff from Michelle to Tiffany to Dr Somai are caring, responsive and committed to helping. I am baffled by the negative reviews. They are welcoming, positive and dedicated so anyone considering going to Dr Somai, PLEASE DO, she is caring, kind, thorough and serious about helping you. She is the one who finally was able to pinpoint my Lupus after 3 months of testing from 2 other Drs.
in Bowling Green, KY |
Always seemed to be in a hurry just did not want to hear what I needed to say.
Nashville, TN |
After years of suffering I'm grateful for diagnosis. Problems changing Meds. I did not like side effects & she would not change. She is great conferring w my other doctors. Office staff - Michelle, have had problems on every phone call & at every visit. 3 month wait for existing patients! Dr did spend much time explaining my conditions.
in Nashville, TN |
Dr. Somai spent at least an hour with me on my initial consult, which is practically unheard of nowadays. She asked tons of questions and dug into my family and personal medical history very thoroughly. She has given me injections into my hip joints that were virtually painless, even though the needle was frighteningly long! I have found her to be an excellent and caring doctor.
in Brentwood, TN |
Dr Somai did a cursory exam and told me I had R A. She prescribed meds which caused a severe reaction. I have had pain but nothing like the eye pain I had from the reaction to the medications she prescribed. When called by the eye surgeon she was too busy to talk with him and could not even be bothered to return the call. Arrogant, cocky and above all, wrong! When I went to a new doctor at Vanderbilt THERE WAS NO RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS ! I have still not recovered from her errors.
in Goodlettsville, TN |
find her to be uncaring, arrogant and she does not listen to her patients. she looks at me like im dirty rarely touches me to examine me and as of yet has not given me anything to treat my rheumatoid arthritis that i have tested twice positive for. says im not in enough pain to gwt meds yet i wake up in pain and suffer pain all day to the point of tears do not go if primary refers you she charges way too much esp if you are on limited income.
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Dr. Somai accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Blue Network E
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
    Coventry Health Care of Tennessee PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Somai has admitting privileges

Saint Thomas West Hospital
4220 Harding Road Po Box 380
Nashville, TN 37205
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1211 Medical Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37232
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